The Scarlet Gown by Sarah Mallory

The Scarlet Gown by Sarah Mallory

Another challenge in my reading list this year,  and I’m glad I took the chance. Please read on for my review of

The Scarlet Gown

I do not normally read historicals, but this one had been sitting in my to be read list for a long while and it was time for me to read it.

I really don’t know much about historicals, but I liked this one very much. The descriptions of the house and the way it functioned were very good. The amazing clothing selections deserve a mention too. This is a book called The Scarlet Gown after all.

Coming down to the gown itself, when we encounter it, we know it will play an important role. And we are not mistaken. As for the plot, it had a very intriguing, start, but from an early point on, I could predict the ending. That did not stop me from enjoying the book, especially since a few surprise moments were introduced too.

Of course for me, the best moment were when Lucy would show Ralph her spine and challenge him. I have to admit, it’s one of my favorite characteristics to see in a heroine.

All in all, it was a very interesting read and I am sure I will give historicals a small push up my list.


The Scarlet Gown by Sarah Mallory

Title: The Scarlet Gown
Author: Sarah Mallory
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romantic Elements
Published by: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373297939
Published on: 17 June, 2014
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 288
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

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When impoverished Lucy Halbrook arrives at Lord Adversane's estate she knows her assignment is unusual—not only will she act as hostess at his Midsummer's Eve play, she must also pretend to be his fiancée!

What Lucy doesn't know is that Ralph is hiding something dark and dangerous. He must uncover the truth behind his wife's death—and Lucy is the key. She challenges him at every turn and, as each day passes, unlocks a little more of Ralph's guarded heart….

About Sarah Mallory

Sarah Mallory was born in Bristol, England, UK, she grew up telling stories. She would make up adventures to relate to her school friends during break times and lunch hours, and she was once caught scribbling a story instead of listening to the French lesson. As a punishment, her teacher made her translate the story into French! She left school at sixteen and worked in offices as varied as stockbrokers, marine engineers, insurance brokers, biscuit manufacturers and even a quarrying company.

In March 2000, Sarah stepped off a curb and landed in hospital with one ankle broken and one badly sprained. This laid her up on a sofa for twelve weeks and gave her the time she needed to finish a novel. She wrote as Melinda Hammond and Maid of Honour was published the same year. Since then she has never looked back. She's published more than a dozen books under this pen name and has won multiple awards.  She is now concentrating on writing romantic historical adventures for Mills & Boon.

Sarah Mallory is the pen name for Melinda Hammond.


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